Nobu Hotel London Portman Square, UK
Birch opened its doors to the English countryside and welcomed guests with a socially distanced fire pit dinner in the brisk Hertfordshire air. Birch’s explosive popularity illustrates the best of what the British countryside offers in these unprecedented times – homegrown ‘escape-to’ destinations offering the fantasy resort experience we all yearn for, not to mention the strong calling back to personal health and a connection to nature.
Iconic Luxury Hotels’ much-lauded project, The Mayfair Townhouse, dazzled during a gentle December 2020 opening. While their celebrations were short-lived (forced to close due to lockdown 3.0), their hard work on additional outdoor dining facilities stands them in good stead for a scheduled reopening in early 2021, when COVID-19 distancing protocols will undoubtedly still be the norm.
With continued optimism of the vaccine rollout, Spring 2021 will likely see a burst of openings as many COVID-stalled projects come online. With this in mind, and to celebrate the unsung heroes who have taken the punishing decision to ‘hold off’, we ask ourselves and the industry a simple question:
Once COVID-19 passes, where would you go? More specifically, which city, hotel, or building is your ideal escape and why? What will be your next getaway #mynextgetaway?
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